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Help Save Seals' Skins!

Help Save Seals' Skins!

Posted 14 February 2010   by _Matt         Permalink | 8 Comments

Tags: Canadian seal slaughter, seals, fur, Winter Olympics, Canada, take action, guest blog

The Winter Olympic Games: It's an event scribbled in bold on every Australian's calendar, counted down to, day-by-day, from the closing ceremony 4 years ago. For 2 weeks straight, Australians sit glued to the television, with little on their mind other than the absolute excitement that is curling, being beamed from the other (and much colder) side of the world.

OK! So maybe it's not! But the location of The Games this year offers us, and more importantly animals, a potentially life saving opportunity.

Last year in Canada, over 60,000 baby harp seals were run-down by sealers and mercilessly bludgeoned to death on the ice, their parents watching on in terror and crying in horror. It's estimated that over 95% of the seals clubbed to death last year were less than 3 months old. These animals will never learn to swim and will never chew on their first solid meal.

PHOTOS: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

So what can we do about it?

Well, just like any major event, the organizers want it to run as smoothly as possible - and the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee is no different. One thing they don't want is for the good reputation of the Winter Olympic Games to be tarnished by this cruellest-of-the-cruel hunt, which already hangs over Canada's international reputation.

The Committee carries a lot of political clout, and with their pressure on the Canadian government, we'll be all the closer to having the seal fur industry right where we want them: off the ice for good!

Please write to the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee ([email protected]) and urge them to help bring an immediate end to the seal slaughter by pressuring the Canadian government to end this brutal slaughter for good.

See you guys on the slopes,

Matt. (Guest blogger)

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Kylez Kylez 16 February 2010
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:O that is sooooo sad!!! Why would they do these to the baby seals!?? Email sent!

furious
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Ryuk_Ash Ryuk_Ash 16 February 2010
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Thats horrid!

Email sending begins now.

Some people are just....disgusting.
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ChloeMB ChloeMB 16 February 2010
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Wait!! Why are they donig this??
It made me want to cry sad
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animal animal 13 March 2010
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it is really sad. makes me wanna cry
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animal animal 13 March 2010
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Why do they do it?
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Rebecca18 Rebecca18 14 March 2010
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WHY????? confused
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Emily Louise Emily Louise 20 March 2010
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Grrrrr
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